Validating identity wireless network
I have 3 routers ( Linksys wrt300n - Netgear wnr854t - D-link DIR-655 ) no SMC....I just tried to connect to them all, one at a time, with my Lenovo T60 laptop..I cant get the animation ( not in Win XP nor Win Vista - running dualboot)In the windows versions it is possible to disable the animation function..Vista just rightclick on the animation an disable XP go to settings and network connections and rightclik on your LAN connection and choose propertiesand remove the "Show icon in notificationarea when connected"Product: DIR-655 - HW Version: A2 - FW Version: 1.33NAb01Product: DAP-1522 - HW Version: A1 FW: 1.20Product: DWA-643 - HW Version: A1 - FW Version: 2.0Product: DWA-160 - HW Version: A1 - FW Version: 1.20 EProduct: DCS-1130 - HW Version: A1 - FW Version: 1.01That's good for getting rid of the symptom, but doesn't solve the cause I want to know why i get this message when using the dir-655 and not when using another router.It only happens on 1 system and only on the wired port (wireless no issue)Do you run with static IP address or DHCP on your wired LAN..... Its almost sounds like the SMC is making the connection to the PC/Laptop much faster than the D-Link....Chances are that you don't have any issues when you are connecting to wireless using WEP Encryption. I have slipstreamed my XP install cd with Service pack 3, so my installs all usually have svp3 right from the start.The problem is usually caused by XP not being updated or patched to handle WPA/WPA-2. displaylang=en&id=1974 Also, check to see if there is an updated driver for your wireless. If it is SP2, you need to upgrade it to SP3 for best connectivity across all encryption modes. But the other day, when I had this problem, I had downloaded the wireless NIC driver, and was trying to attach to my wireless network so I could run windows updates.For years I have been using Wndows XP with wireless networks.I have never had a problem connecting to wireless networks with Windows XP until just the past year it seems.
It has been a few days since I was having that problem with the laptop on my wireless network, but I am almost positive it already had service pack 3 installed on it.
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I just installed a new Linksys ADSL modem/router at home.
It connects fine if there is no password, but as soon as there is a password you get validating identity.
For some reason his laptop keeps saying validating identity while security is enabled I've tested it on a number of different networks and always get the same thing.
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Let your router do pppoe and routing, it's really designed for that. It seems that currently, your computer is trying to create a pppoe session (which involves logging in, validating identity etc). Change the wireless settings to create a new wireless ssid that you have not used before.